By Lindsay Davey from Toronto Physiotherapy @Toronto_Physio With aging populations and growing obesity rates, the total number of individuals suffering from chronic joint conditions including osteoarthritis is expected to nearly double between 2005 and 2030, reaching 41 million in the United States alone. This growth coincides with a proportional increase in health care intervention and […]
‘FIFA 11 for Health’ – a School-based Intervention in Mexico for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases
By: Barriguete Melendez J A1, Dvorak J 2, Córdova Villalobos J A3, Juan Lopez M4, Davila Torres Javier5, Compeán Palacios J6, Junge A2 Fuller C W2, Valdés-Olmedo JC7. (See below for affiliations) Currently, in all regions of the world apart from Africa, more deaths are linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) than communicable diseases [WHO, 2010]. […]
Physical inactivity in Nigeria: A short analysis (part 2 of 2)
Guest blog by Damilola Alawode (@DAlawode) Read part 1 here In Nigeria, government policies (e.g., policies that might influence health) can arise at three levels. There is the Federal Government, state governments, and local governments. Local governments tend to follow the policy laid down by state governments. Though there is a national health promotion draft policy, […]
The Move Eat Treat Campaign: promoting preventative medicine
Guest blog by @JosephLightfoot The State Of Our Health Britain is facing a health crisis and the statistics paint a bleak picture for the future. Why Is This Happening? Humans are evolved to be highly active and to consume natural, unrefined food. However, our lifestyles have changed radically. As a population, we are now largely […]
23 and a half hours video passes 2 million views!
Mike Evans circulated this to his hockey team of kids early in December 2011. #1 educational video on YouTube. Remember that low fitness (<30 mins of physical activity daily) kills more Americans that smoking, diabetes, and obesity combined (smokadiabesity). Click on this link. Watch it, share it. Do it yourself. Encourage patients to watch it […]
Fit is not actually ‘vs.’ Fat – Guest Blog by Professor Timothy Noakes
On Monday the Guardian published It’s not obesity that’s killing us – it’s the lack of exercise. Inspired by research presented at UKSEM (see also Blair Physical inactivity: the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, and BJSM Warmup 2011; 45), the Guardian exhorted us to focus less on obesity and more on physical […]
via American College of Sports Medicine – a ‘retweet’ effectively!
ACSM posted the following to members… Yesterday’s U.N. Side Event on Physical Activity and Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) brought together an extraordinary group of world ministers of health, public health professionals, physical activity advocates, scientists, elite athletes and other experts. The focus was on physical activity as a global health opportunity, informing the deliberations of the […]
Congratulations Sweden! http://www.fyss.se/
No apologies for plugging the Swedish National Institute for Public Health who have produced an amazing medical tool – evidence based exercise prescription for many, many, medical conditions. If you are in the UK you will be familar with the BNF – this should accompany every BNF and be used more often! In Australia the […]
Paradox in Australia – ‘crediting’ the sport and exercise medicine specialty but forcing patients to pay more to see the docs!
Recent specialist status has led Australian sports and exercise physicians receiving more referrals from GPs; MRI referral is also in the specialist’s scope of practice. However, at the same time as these physicians were recognized for having special expertise in exercise prescription — addressing the worlds biggest public health problem — physical inactivity, patient rebates […]
Couple of powerful (short) videos – Are you drinking fat?
New York City Health Department has launched an aggressive video campaign to educate Yorkers that sodas have 16 packs of sugar in a 20 oz drink (about 600 ml, say 1.5 cans). The story is certainly ‘sticky’ – clear, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional. The background, of course is that obesity is not as big a […]